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Study: 31% of HRRP penalties may be misclassified

The CMS may have misclassified up to 31% of penalties assessed overall to hospitals in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, according to a study in JAMA Cardiology. Data showed 20.9% of hospitals should have been penalized for heart attacks but were not, while 10.1% were incorrectly penalized for heart attacks.

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